The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 231 287 242
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -45
Contract jobs citing vSphere 173 97 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.45% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 9.35% 5.59% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 66 83
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £324 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £25.10 £20.00 £35.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.47% -44.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £13.00 £28.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.40 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1851 1734 1642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.72% 7.98% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1033 981
Average daily rate £425 £387 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% +9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 110 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.24 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £36.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +36 41 £450 +15.38% 11
Croydon +2 11 £450 -10.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 1
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 313 (85.52%) VMware
2 274 (74.86%) Windows
3 194 (53.01%) Active Directory
4 185 (50.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 162 (44.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 136 (37.16%) Microsoft
7 123 (33.61%) Citrix
8 116 (31.69%) SAN
9 94 (25.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 94 (25.68%) Cisco
10 93 (25.41%) DNS
10 93 (25.41%) SQL Server
10 93 (25.41%) HP
11 92 (25.14%) Linux
12 89 (24.32%) ITIL
13 80 (21.86%) MS Exchange
14 74 (20.22%) XenApp
14 74 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 71 (19.40%) IIS
16 68 (18.58%) Firewall
16 68 (18.58%) PowerShell
17 66 (18.03%) Migration
18 63 (17.21%) Finance
19 62 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
20 59 (16.12%) NetApp
21 56 (15.30%) vCloud
22 50 (13.66%) DHCP
23 49 (13.39%) NetScaler
23 49 (13.39%) Hyper-V
24 48 (13.11%) XenDesktop

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 80 (21.86%) MS Exchange
2 71 (19.40%) IIS
3 62 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (11.20%) SharePoint
5 38 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (8.20%) OpenStack
8 26 (7.10%) Lync
9 16 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (4.37%) Office Communications Server
10 15 (4.10%) Apache
11 12 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (2.19%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.55%) Node.js
14 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.55%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.27%) Drupal
15 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 35 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.74%) MS Office
3 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.56%) Office 365
2 27 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.19%) IaaS
4 9 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.46%) PaaS
5 4 (1.09%) SaaS
6 3 (0.82%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.82%) Heroku
6 3 (0.82%) GitHub
6 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 116 (31.69%) SAN
2 93 (25.41%) DNS
3 68 (18.58%) Firewall
4 50 (13.66%) DHCP
5 49 (13.39%) NetScaler
6 45 (12.30%) NAS
7 44 (12.02%) VPN
8 42 (11.48%) VLAN
9 40 (10.93%) TCP/IP
10 29 (7.92%) WAN
10 29 (7.92%) Internet
11 23 (6.28%) LAN
12 18 (4.92%) LDAP
12 18 (4.92%) MPLS
13 17 (4.64%) Network Security
14 15 (4.10%) SSL
15 14 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (2.73%) iSCSI
16 10 (2.73%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.91%) DB2
5 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.82%) Redis
6 3 (0.82%) RethinkDB
6 3 (0.82%) MySQL
6 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.37%) Subversion
3 7 (1.91%) MSI
4 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 63 (17.21%) Finance
2 33 (9.02%) Banking
3 19 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.83%) Marketing
5 12 (3.28%) Advertising
6 11 (3.01%) Publishing
7 9 (2.46%) Law
7 9 (2.46%) Legal
8 6 (1.64%) Back Office
8 6 (1.64%) Retail
9 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.55%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (11.75%) Architect
3 28 (7.65%) Consultant
4 26 (7.10%) Systems Engineer
5 25 (6.83%) Server Engineer
6 24 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (5.74%) VMware Engineer
7 21 (5.74%) Analyst
8 18 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
9 17 (4.64%) Network Engineer
10 13 (3.55%) Support Engineer
10 13 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (3.28%) Administrator
11 12 (3.28%) Citrix Engineer
12 10 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.73%) VMware Consultant
13 9 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.01%) .NET
2 10 (2.73%) Web Services
3 7 (1.91%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.37%) SOAP
4 5 (1.37%) Middleware
4 5 (1.37%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.82%) ZeroMQ
5 3 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.55%) REST
6 2 (0.55%) XML
6 2 (0.55%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.47%) Clustering
2 30 (8.20%) Replication
3 26 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.28%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.28%) Thin Client
6 11 (3.01%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.73%) Spread Betting
8 8 (2.19%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.64%) PKI
10 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.09%) CESG
11 4 (1.09%) Open Source
12 3 (0.82%) Celerra
12 3 (0.82%) PDA
12 3 (0.82%) Handset
13 2 (0.55%) Symmetrix
13 2 (0.55%) SecurID
13 2 (0.55%) Online Games
14 1 (0.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 274 (74.86%) Windows
2 162 (44.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (25.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (25.14%) Linux
5 74 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (10.11%) UNIX
7 32 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (8.74%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.83%) CentOS
9 10 (2.73%) SUSE
9 10 (2.73%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.46%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (2.19%) AIX
12 4 (1.09%) VMS
13 3 (0.82%) Solaris
14 2 (0.55%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (24.32%) ITIL
2 66 (18.03%) Migration
3 46 (12.57%) Configuration Management
4 35 (9.56%) Load Balancing
5 33 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (9.02%) DevOps
6 28 (7.65%) Change Management
7 23 (6.28%) Service Delivery
8 21 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (3.55%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.55%) Validation
11 13 (3.55%) Kernel Tuning
12 12 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (3.28%) Mentoring
13 11 (3.01%) Scrum
13 11 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 11 (3.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.58%) PowerShell
2 42 (11.48%) SQL
3 32 (8.74%) Python
4 30 (8.20%) Perl
5 28 (7.65%) Ruby
6 27 (7.38%) VBScript
7 25 (6.83%) Java
8 19 (5.19%) PHP
9 15 (4.10%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.91%) VB
11 3 (0.82%) Haskell
11 3 (0.82%) Erlang
11 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.82%) Clojure
11 3 (0.82%) Golang
12 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (12.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 41 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (8.74%) Security Cleared
4 26 (7.10%) CCNA
5 20 (5.46%) SC Cleared
6 18 (4.92%) MCSE
6 18 (4.92%) Degree
7 13 (3.55%) MCP
7 13 (3.55%) MCITP
8 12 (3.28%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.01%) CCNP
10 10 (2.73%) VCAP
11 9 (2.46%) VCDX
12 8 (2.19%) VCP4
13 7 (1.91%) NCDA
13 7 (1.91%) NCIE
13 7 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.64%) RHCT
15 5 (1.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.37%) SLA
2 4 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 194 (53.01%) Active Directory
2 185 (50.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (20.22%) XenApp
4 56 (15.30%) vCloud
5 49 (13.39%) Hyper-V
6 48 (13.11%) XenDesktop
7 41 (11.20%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (10.11%) VMware ESX
9 20 (5.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.73%) KVM
11 9 (2.46%) Firmware
11 9 (2.46%) XenServer
11 9 (2.46%) NFS
12 7 (1.91%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (1.91%) UAG
13 5 (1.37%) Xen
13 5 (1.37%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.09%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (12.57%) Puppet
2 43 (11.75%) SCCM
3 27 (7.38%) SCOM
4 26 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (4.37%) ZABBIX
6 14 (3.83%) EdgeSight
7 12 (3.28%) Nagios
8 8 (2.19%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.19%) Backup Exec
8 8 (2.19%) HP SIM
9 7 (1.91%) Icinga
9 7 (1.91%) FreeIPA
9 7 (1.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 7 (1.91%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.91%) SELinux
10 6 (1.64%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (1.37%) WSUS
11 5 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.09%) Kibana
Vendors
1 313 (85.52%) VMware
2 136 (37.16%) Microsoft
3 123 (33.61%) Citrix
4 94 (25.68%) Cisco
5 93 (25.41%) HP
6 59 (16.12%) NetApp
7 41 (11.20%) Red Hat
8 36 (9.84%) Dell
8 36 (9.84%) IBM
9 34 (9.29%) EMC
10 25 (6.83%) CheckPoint
11 24 (6.56%) F5
12 16 (4.37%) Infoblox
12 16 (4.37%) AppSense
12 16 (4.37%) McAfee
13 15 (4.10%) Perforce
13 15 (4.10%) Symantec
13 15 (4.10%) Juniper
13 15 (4.10%) New Relic
14 12 (3.28%) Oracle
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago